5 Manufacturers that are yet to update to Android 4.4

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The new Android 4.4 KitKat version has already made its presence felt on various devices like the Google Play Edition Line, Nexus Line, Moto G, the Droid line, Moto X and the HTC One Developers and unlocked version. Manufactures have already announced that they will update their devices to Android 4.4 KitKat. They say that it should be accomplished by the end of January.

Here are the names of the devices that will receive the updated version of the operating system in the year 2014.

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LG

LG has not spoken much about their OS update to Android 4.4. However, there were rumors that the LG G2 had updated to the latest version of the OS in November or December, 2013 but they were dismissed and plans of releasing it early this year are on.

It appeared as if, LG had updated the OS onto the LG G2 devices, in South Korea, in December. But the rumors were not true and in turned out so that they had just released a few for an impromptu soak test. Very few owners received the update, about five percent. Updates should be available soon, in a few weeks. In Canada, the updates should roll out by March, but there is now news on updates in the US of A.

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HTC

HTC has proven to be extremely transparent as manufacturers in present times. It has kept its users updated on the Android 4.4; the devices include the HTC One Google Play Edition, the Unlocked Model and the Developers Edition. The company is also letting us in on the models that haven’t yet been updated. They have affirmed that all the US models of the HTC One should receive the update by the last part of January, 2014. Lately, the company has also released an infographic showing the process of the update. Also, the company is adding to the Android 4.4, its very own branded software. Once the process is complete, the devices will go into testing. The HTC Droid DNA has plans of updating the OS by the month of March.

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Samsung

Android updates for Samsung are still not certain as the manufacturer has not revealed any of its plans. The only Samsung device that is currently running on the Android 4.4 version is the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition. According to rumors, the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 are to update by the end of January. However, Samsung has not confirmed anything. Some rumors also say that the Note 3 has been running on the 4.4 version since November. Other devices that are supposedly being tested for updates are Galaxy S3 Mini, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy Ace 3, Galaxy Fresh Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Fame, Galaxy Core and Galaxy S Advance.

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Motorola

According to Motorola the devices that will receive updates on the Android 4.4 in 2014 are Motorola Atrix HD, Motorola Droid Razr M (Developer Edition), Motorola Electrify M, Motorola Droid Razr HD and Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD. The devices that have updated to 4.4 are DROID Ultra, Moto G, DROID MAXX, Moto X and DROID Mini.

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Sony

Sony is going to update some of their devices like Xperia ZL, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Tablet Z. Some of their devices have already updated to the 4.3 Jelly Bean version and the next updated is on the cards.

Most devices, smartphones, tablets and phablets, are definitely going to be updated to the Android 4.4 KitKat version soon in the year 2014. Gadget freaks just have to wait and see when these updates are made.

6 Fantastic Android Mail Apps to Access your Email on the go

Technology these days is advancing at such speed that we have to keep up with it. Or so we think. We do not have to keep up with technology, but technology has to keep up with our daily requirements, it has to speed up in such a way that it can make life easier for us. Therefore, coming up new innovations every day has become a necessity.

These days, almost everyone has a smartphone. Smartphones help us communicate with our loved ones better; they help us organize office work in such a manner that it becomes easy for us to access office work without having to switch on the computer or laptop. Android phones are the most common phones in use and the most common feature we use on smartphones is ‘email’. Therefore, we need good email apps to access our personal and professional email accounts. Here are a few mail apps that are really good.

K-9 Mail

This app is an email client that has an open-source and has the following features:

  • IMAP push mail
  • Flagging
  • Search
  • Filing
  • Multiple folder sync
  • PGP
  • Supports IMAP, POP3, etc
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AquaMail

  • Supports popular email services like Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.
  • Automatic set-up
  • Supports IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • If SMTP/IMAP is enabled it supports corporate servers like Lotus Notes and Exchange.

Tip: If you are availing of SMTP services, make sure that you are connected to a trustworthy SMTP provider.

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Enhanced Email

  • Lightweight email app
  • Good for personal and professional use
  • High priced
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MailDroid

  • Ad-supported push mail
  • Can be customized
  • Attachments can be saved and downloaded to SD using a file explorer
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Mail.com

  • One of the best multi-mail apps
  • Supports Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo
  • For HTML mails you can pinch to zoom in
  • Has full screen mode
  • Enables you to receive and send mails using IMAP, POP3 and SMTP
  • Helps you attach image files to your mails
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Exchange by TouchDown

  • Best app for Microsoft Outlook or Exchange users
  • Can be used for POP3, IMAP and Webdav
  • All versions of Android support it
  • It joins together the contacts on phone
  • For those who use Outlook, you can get your calendar, contacts and tasks together
  • The only downside is that it is highly priced
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These mail apps that supports SMTP have made it easy for users to access their email accounts from anywhere, at any time.